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Gwinnett Police offers Teen Driving Classes

Gwinnett Police offers Teen Driving Classes

Gwinnett County --  The Gwinnett Police Department's crime prevention officers are offering the P.R.I.D.E. Program (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) safe driving classes to assist new drivers and their parents. The P.R.I.D.E. program is a free, national award-winning, two-hour course designed to educate teen drivers ages 14 - 16. Officers do not conduct any behind the wheel training but instruct parents and teens on what to expect during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law and throughout their driving experience.

Upcoming classes are held at 6:30pm.

2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college

2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Georgia parents have two new opportunities to begin saving for their kids' college educations.

The Path2College 529 Plan is giving significant college contributions to two lucky Georgia children through its Newborn Sweepstakes and Destination College Savings Sweepstakes.

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is an advocate of the latter program, which she helped launch during her Read Across Georgia tour last month.

RELATED: Sandra Deal, Path2College to launch college savings initiative

Through the Newborn Sweepstakes, one Georgia baby born between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011 will be awarded $5,529 toward a Path2College 529 Plan.

City leaders honor W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars

City leaders honor W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta leaders will dispense the celebrity treatment to six outstanding Georgia high school students this week.

It's Scholars Recognition Week, a series of celebrations that honor members of the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars program. This initiative was created by the Atlanta-based W.E.B. Du Bois Society to give fanfare and public recognition to high-achieving black students.

The W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars program is the only recognition outreach of its kind that is modeled after the lauded U.S.

Georgia's newest public college is all grown up

Georgia's newest public college is all grown up

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Gwinnett College has come a long way in a short time.

The first four-year public college to open in Georgia in more than a century started operations in 2006 with just two buildings, a grassy parking lot and a little more than 100 juniors as its initial students.

Now, a brand new library and student center flank a sprawling quad where students play football and Frisbee. Down a winding walking path are dorms, intramural fields and a $7 million lab science building still under construction.

Enrollment is expected to top 8,000 in the fall. And on Thursday, Georgia Gwinnett will award diplomas to the first class of students who began there as freshmen.

The premier fundraiser for SCAD Atlanta, SEEN, featured a number of local students

The premier fundraiser for SCAD Atlanta, SEEN, featured a number of local students

MIDTOWN --  As the premier fundraiser for SCAD Atlanta, the evening featured a silent auction of original artwork and an exclusive fashion showcase. Students presented their designs in an atelier setting, allowing guests an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the designers and their collections.

The gala is the highlight of Roy's partnership with SCAD as she currently serves as a Style Lab Mentor to the Atlanta fashion students. The event took place May 24th at SCAD's Atlanta Midtown location.

12 Gwinnett seniors win college-sponsored scholarships

12 Gwinnett seniors win college-sponsored scholarships

GWINNETT CO., Ga. -- Twelve seniors in Gwinnett County Public Schools recently learned they will receive additional financial assistance for their college educations.

The students all earned the College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship. They join a select group of only 2,900 students nationwide to receive the honor.

Winners are chosen based on their high school academic performance. Each scholarship is worth between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at a certain school.

Gwinnett's recipients are:

* Gabriella L. Anderson
Parkview High School, Lilburn
Attending Auburn University
Probable career field: Theater

* Cristina V. Azcoitia
Dacula High School
Attending Auburn University
Probable career field: Neurology

* Stanley R.

Lawmakers to look for charter school solutions

Lawmakers to look for charter school solutions

ATLANTA -- State lawmakers are planning to meet next week to hammer out solutions for more than a dozen charter schools that face closing after a Georgia Supreme Court ruled the state commission that created them is unconstitutional.

Senate Education Committee Chairman Fran Millar said the meeting is set for June 3 at 10 a.m. at the Capitol. The Atlanta Republican says the goal is to make sure the 16,000 students enrolled in the schools have an "education setting that meets their needs" when school starts this fall.

Millar has invited several state officials, including state schools Superintendent John Barge and Mark Peevy, executive director of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission.